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4 Jul 2022
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second
Compares the first (steam and hydraulic power) and second (electric power) industrial revolutions with the new micromanufacturing and networked communications technologies and the ability of dominant players to co-opt the third revolution
Upd     Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second
Compares the first (steam and hydraulic power) and second (electric power) industrial revolutions with the new micromanufacturing and networked communications technologies and the ability of dominant players to co-opt the third revolution
 
1 Jul 2022
Topic:  Chodorov, Frank Editor of two versions of The Freeman, at the Henry George School of Social Science and the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles The Sphere of Government: Nineteenth Century Theories: 1. John Stuart Mill
Critiques John Stuart Mill's ideas on what are the "necessary" and "optional" functions of government
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles The Sphere of Government: Nineteenth Century Theories: 1. John Stuart Mill
Critiques John Stuart Mill's ideas on what are the "necessary" and "optional" functions of government
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Writings The Sphere of Government: Nineteenth Century Theories: 1. John Stuart Mill
Critiques John Stuart Mill's ideas on what are the "necessary" and "optional" functions of government
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles The State in the Dock
Reflects on the then ongoing trial of Saddam Hussein (2004-2006) and wonders what would happen if other heads of state, including George W. Bush, were put on trial
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles The Sphere of Government: Nineteenth Century Theories: 1. John Stuart Mill
Critiques John Stuart Mill's ideas on what are the "necessary" and "optional" functions of government
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
 
Upd Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
Upd     The Sphere of Government: Nineteenth Century Theories: 1. John Stuart Mill
Critiques John Stuart Mill's ideas on what are the "necessary" and "optional" functions of government
Upd     The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Taxation Is Robbery
Chapter XXII, previously published in 1947 as a Human Events pamphlet; starting with the historical origins of taxation, proceeds to examine its indirect and direct forms and the rationales behind it
 
30 Jun 2022
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Society without a State
Talk delivered at the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; published in The Libertarian Forum, January 1975
 
Topic:  Bureaucracy A hierarchy of government officials, mostly unelected, that set policies, prescribe regulations and administer them
Upd   Articles The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy
Wonders how much more will Americans tolerate the searches and commands of the Transportation Security Administration agents, contrastring "public sector" security to private security and comparing the TSA to the welfare bureaucracy
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy
Wonders how much more will Americans tolerate the searches and commands of the Transportation Security Administration agents, contrastring "public sector" security to private security and comparing the TSA to the welfare bureaucracy
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy
Wonders how much more will Americans tolerate the searches and commands of the Transportation Security Administration agents, contrastring "public sector" security to private security and comparing the TSA to the welfare bureaucracy
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Society without a State
Talk delivered at the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; published in The Libertarian Forum, January 1975
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Videos Ron Paul interview on The Dennis Miller Radio Show
 
Topic:  Political philosopy Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Videos An Introduction to Philosophy Part 6: Politics 1
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 6: Politics 2
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 6: Politics 3
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy
Wonders how much more will Americans tolerate the searches and commands of the Transportation Security Administration agents, contrastring "public sector" security to private security and comparing the TSA to the welfare bureaucracy
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings Society without a State
Talk delivered at the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; published in The Libertarian Forum, January 1975
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Articles So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Six Faces of the Terrorist; The One Face of Bureaucracy
Wonders how much more will Americans tolerate the searches and commands of the Transportation Security Administration agents, contrastring "public sector" security to private security and comparing the TSA to the welfare bureaucracy
Upd     Society without a State
Talk delivered at the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; published in The Libertarian Forum, January 1975
Upd     So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
Upd     Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Society without a State
Talk delivered at the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy; published in The Libertarian Forum, January 1975
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles So What If Freedom Isn't Free?
Examines the "Freedom isn't free" assertion from the viewpoint of free will, negative or positive rights, resource scarcity and common usage
 
29 Jun 2022
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Servile State Revisited
Ponders David Hume's observation as to the ease with which "the many are governed by the few" and positing that in modern society, "the habit of obedience" has been taken too far
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Videos An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 1
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 2
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 3
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 5
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 6
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 5: Ethics 4
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Servile State Revisited
Ponders David Hume's observation as to the ease with which "the many are governed by the few" and positing that in modern society, "the habit of obedience" has been taken too far
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick and the Value of Liberty
Responds to Stephen Metcalf's essay "The Liberty Scam", published on Slate.com
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Robert Nozick and the Value of Liberty
Responds to Stephen Metcalf's essay "The Liberty Scam", published on Slate.com
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The Servile State Revisited
Ponders David Hume's observation as to the ease with which "the many are governed by the few" and positing that in modern society, "the habit of obedience" has been taken too far
 
Topic:  Poland Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Rzeczpospolita Polska
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles A scholar's scholar retires
Discusses Higgs' retirement, highlighting his books Competition and Coercion and Crisis and Leviathan as well as his identification of "regime uncertainty"
 
Topic:  Sobran, Joseph Nationally syndicated columnist, past Senior Editor for National Review
Upd   Writings The Servile State Revisited
Ponders David Hume's observation as to the ease with which "the many are governed by the few" and positing that in modern society, "the habit of obedience" has been taken too far
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Servile State Revisited
Ponders David Hume's observation as to the ease with which "the many are governed by the few" and positing that in modern society, "the habit of obedience" has been taken too far
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Security State's Reaction to Snowden Shows Why It's Doomed
Comments on the differing behavior between networks and hierarchies and how the responses by the hierarchical national security state to the Manning and Snowden leaks tend to be counterproductive to the State's ends
 
28 Jun 2022
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles The Real Aggressor
Counsels conservatives to reconsider their foreign policy stance of instigating war, fomenting militarism and demanding foreign interventions, and realize that the aggressor is not the "Reds" but the state, which "has been conceived in original sin"
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Videos An Introduction to Philosophy Part 3: Epistemology 1
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 3: Epistemology 2
Upd     An Introduction to Philosophy Part 3: Epistemology 3
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles Regime Libertarians
Criticizes the "Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward" proposal, made by the Libertarian National Committee on 29 June 2005, and suggests the name "Regime Libertarians" for those who make that kind of proposals
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Regime Libertarians
Criticizes the "Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward" proposal, made by the Libertarian National Committee on 29 June 2005, and suggests the name "Regime Libertarians" for those who make that kind of proposals
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Regime Libertarians
Criticizes the "Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward" proposal, made by the Libertarian National Committee on 29 June 2005, and suggests the name "Regime Libertarians" for those who make that kind of proposals
 
Topic:  Metaphysics Branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
Upd   Videos An Introduction to Philosophy Part 2: Metaphysics
 
Topic:  Oppenheimer, Franz German sociologist and economist, author of The State
Upd   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State (1935)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings The Real Aggressor
Counsels conservatives to reconsider their foreign policy stance of instigating war, fomenting militarism and demanding foreign interventions, and realize that the aggressor is not the "Reds" but the state, which "has been conceived in original sin"
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Regime Libertarians
Criticizes the "Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward" proposal, made by the Libertarian National Committee on 29 June 2005, and suggests the name "Regime Libertarians" for those who make that kind of proposals
Upd     Reports of Peak Oil's Death Are Somewhat Premature
Examines shale oil and tar sand oil vis-à-vis the state policies that allow extraction to be profitable
Upd     Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State (1935)
Upd     The Real Aggressor
Counsels conservatives to reconsider their foreign policy stance of instigating war, fomenting militarism and demanding foreign interventions, and realize that the aggressor is not the "Reds" but the state, which "has been conceived in original sin"
 
27 Jun 2022
Topic:  Anarcho-Capitalism Political theory that rejects governmental authority and advocates laissez-faire capitalism
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Lachmann, Ludwig 20th century German-born economist of the Austrian School
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Man, Economy, and State Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Articles Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Websites Thomas Paine National Historical Association
New Rochelle, New York; dedicated "To educate the world about the life, legacy, and works of Thomas Paine"; includes text of Paine's writings, essays and videos about him and other resources
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Videos An Introduction to Philosophy
Part 1 of six-part, 14 video series; starts with various definitions of philosophy, then explores human capacity for error and compares how the senses are used to determine whether some proposition is valid (true) or not
 
Topic:  Praxeology The study of purposeful human action
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Private Roads Roads owned by non-governmental entities
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
Upd   Interviews Radical Economics: An Interview with Walter Block
Discusses topics such as the effect of Rothbard's death, Block's own intellectual development, the legality of blackmail and barriers to Austrians in academia
 
24 Jun 2022
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)
Biographical and bibliographical essay discussing the main themes in Paine's writings
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Parallels Between Liberty and Health
Discusses guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that attempt to regulate nutritional supplements as synthetic food preservatives, in spite of the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, and the advertising concept of "social proof"
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Price Controls Are No Answer to Isabel
Explains the counterproductive effects of government setting price controls, such as forbidding selling of candles at a price higher than before Hurricane Isabel struck
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Politics of Étienne de La Boétie
Introduction to the 1975 edition of The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, translated by Harry Kurz; summarizes the key insights of La Boétie's work
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles The Phony Trade-off between Privacy and Security
In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations and subsequent policy directives by Barack Obama, examines the claim that, in a dangerous world, a "balance" must be struck between privacy and security
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Reference Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)
Biographical and bibliographical essay discussing the main themes in Paine's writings
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Parallels Between Liberty and Health
Discusses guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that attempt to regulate nutritional supplements as synthetic food preservatives, in spite of the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, and the advertising concept of "social proof"
 
Topic:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Price Controls Are No Answer to Isabel
Explains the counterproductive effects of government setting price controls, such as forbidding selling of candles at a price higher than before Hurricane Isabel struck
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles The Phony Trade-off between Privacy and Security
In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations and subsequent policy directives by Barack Obama, examines the claim that, in a dangerous world, a "balance" must be struck between privacy and security
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles The Politics of Étienne de La Boétie
Introduction to the 1975 edition of The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, translated by Harry Kurz; summarizes the key insights of La Boétie's work
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Price Controls Are No Answer to Isabel
Explains the counterproductive effects of government setting price controls, such as forbidding selling of candles at a price higher than before Hurricane Isabel struck
Upd     Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
Upd     Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
Upd     The Phony Trade-off between Privacy and Security
In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations and subsequent policy directives by Barack Obama, examines the claim that, in a dangerous world, a "balance" must be struck between privacy and security
Upd     Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)
Biographical and bibliographical essay discussing the main themes in Paine's writings
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Politics of Étienne de La Boétie
Introduction to the 1975 edition of The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, translated by Harry Kurz; summarizes the key insights of La Boétie's work
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
Upd     Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)
Biographical and bibliographical essay discussing the main themes in Paine's writings
 
23 Jun 2022
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Videos Why Choose Anarchy?
Unfortunately, video was removed for "violating YouTube's Terms of Service"; link is to Internet Archive capture of the web page
 
Topic:  Association of Libertarian Feminists Libertarian alternative to aspects of women's movement that discourage independence and individuality
Upd   Articles On Feminism
About four years after its founding, explains what was the purpose of the Association of Libertarian Feminists; reprinted in On Libertarianism (1981) and the 25th anniversary issue of ALF News (1998)
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by "liberal" commentator Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Objectivist writer Robert Tracinski
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by "liberal" commentator Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Objectivist writer Robert Tracinski
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Nozick, Robert (1938-2002)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Nathan, Tonie First woman to receive an Electoral vote, 1972 Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate
Upd   Writings On Feminism
About four years after its founding, explains what was the purpose of the Association of Libertarian Feminists; reprinted in On Libertarianism (1981) and the 25th anniversary issue of ALF News (1998)
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Upd   Reference Nozick, Robert (1938-2002)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Oppenheimer, Franz German sociologist and economist, author of The State
Upd   Reference Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Presley, Sharon Psychologist, executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking
Upd   Articles On Feminism
About four years after its founding, explains what was the purpose of the Association of Libertarian Feminists; reprinted in On Libertarianism (1981) and the 25th anniversary issue of ALF News (1998)
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Nozick, Robert (1938-2002)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Nozick, Robert (1938-2002)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Writings Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles On Feminism
About four years after its founding, explains what was the purpose of the Association of Libertarian Feminists; reprinted in On Libertarianism (1981) and the 25th anniversary issue of ALF News (1998)
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
Upd     Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles On Feminism
About four years after its founding, explains what was the purpose of the Association of Libertarian Feminists; reprinted in On Libertarianism (1981) and the 25th anniversary issue of ALF News (1998)
Upd     On Evil Acts
Analyzes the typical mainstream ("liberal") and conservative responses to acts of violence such as the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting
Upd     The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by "liberal" commentator Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Objectivist writer Robert Tracinski
Upd     Nozick, Robert (1938-2002)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd     Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
22 Jun 2022
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Nonsense on the Inevitability of Democracy
Examines Francis Fukuyama's assertion about the "universalization of Western liberal democracy" and related pronouncements by George W. Bush
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Articles Nonsense on the Inevitability of Democracy
Examines Francis Fukuyama's assertion about the "universalization of Western liberal democracy" and related pronouncements by George W. Bush
 
Topic:  Hawaii Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1959 by State of Hawaii - Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers Professor of economics and history at San Jose State University
Upd   Writings Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  Self-Incrimination, Right Against The right not to bear witness against one's self
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
Upd     Nonsense on the Inevitability of Democracy
Examines Francis Fukuyama's assertion about the "universalization of Western liberal democracy" and related pronouncements by George W. Bush
 
Topic:  Ten Commandments, The 1956 movie recounting the biblical story of Moses freeing the Hebrews from Egypt
Upd   Videos The Ten Commandments - Official Trailer
 
Topic:  Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 Francis Ford Coppola movie depicting Preston Tucker's introduction of his 1948 sedan
Upd   Videos Tucker: The Man And His Dream Trailer 1988
 
Topic:  World War I The "Great War", European conflict from 1914 to 1918 that extended to include the United States and some Asian and African nations
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Not Just Japanese Americans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repression During 'The Good War'
Detailed and well-annotated survey of United States government's repression of civil liberties during World War II, both before and after the attack on Pearl Harbor
 
21 Jun 2022
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles The Philosophy of Paine
Edison laments the lack of interest in Paine's writings, outlines his life, discusses the main writings and encourages others to read him
 
Topic:  Atheism The philosophical position that belief in gods and other deities is invalid
Upd   Articles The Philosophy of Paine
Edison laments the lack of interest in Paine's writings, outlines his life, discusses the main writings and encourages others to read him
 
Topic:  Colonies, Thirteen The 13 original colonies whose representatives signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence
Upd   Articles The Philosophy of Paine
Edison laments the lack of interest in Paine's writings, outlines his life, discusses the main writings and encourages others to read him
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  England The southern part of the island of Great Britain
Upd   Articles Common Sense
Pamphlet written by Paine in 1775 and 1776, advocating independence from Britain
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles The Philosophy of Paine
Edison laments the lack of interest in Paine's writings, outlines his life, discusses the main writings and encourages others to read him
 
Topic:  Freeman, The Weekly magazine originated by Albert Jay Nock, published between 1920 and 1924
Upd   Articles Nock, Albert Jay (1870-1945)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Common Sense
Pamphlet written by Paine in 1775 and 1776, advocating independence from Britain
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Reference Nock, Albert Jay (1870-1945)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Articles The Philosophy of Paine
Edison laments the lack of interest in Paine's writings, outlines his life, discusses the main writings and encourages others to read him
Upd   Writings Common Sense
Pamphlet written by Paine in 1775 and 1776, advocating independence from Britain
 
Topic:  Political philosopy Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Searchers, The 1956 western movie about a Confederate veteran searching for his niece who had been captured by the Comanches
Upd   Videos The Searchers - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Slavery The condition where one individual is treated as property by another
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Common Sense
Pamphlet written by Paine in 1775 and 1776, advocating independence from Britain
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
Upd     Nock, Albert Jay (1870-1945)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Tailor of Panama, The 2001 film based on the John le Carré spy novel
Upd   Videos The Tailor of Panama Trailer
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard that, given the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follow
 
20 Jun 2022
Topic:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
Topic:  Incredibles, The 2004 Brad Bird movie about a family of superheroes
Upd   Videos The Incredibles Official Trailer [HD]
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Murray N. Rothbard: Mr. Libertarian
A tribute to Rothbard as a "system builder," an integrator of multiple disciplines into a "philosophy of freedom"; examines several of Rothbard's essays and books
 
17 Jun 2022
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
Upd     Lord Acton on Liberty and Government
Lamenting that most people only know Lord Acton's most famous quote, lists many of his other memorable writings on liberty, government and related subjects
Upd     Misguided Democracy
Review of Attention Deficit Democracy (2006) by James Bovard
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Articles Misguided Democracy
Review of Attention Deficit Democracy (2006) by James Bovard
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Lord Acton on Liberty and Government
Lamenting that most people only know Lord Acton's most famous quote, lists many of his other memorable writings on liberty, government and related subjects
Upd     Misguided Democracy
Review of Attention Deficit Democracy (2006) by James Bovard
Upd     Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Harper, F. A. Economics professor, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies
Upd   Writings Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Lord Acton on Liberty and Government
Lamenting that most people only know Lord Acton's most famous quote, lists many of his other memorable writings on liberty, government and related subjects
 
Topic:  Man Who Would Be King, The 1975 movie following two British officers as they aim to become kings of Kafiristan
Upd   Videos The Man Who Would Be King Trailer
 
Topic:  No Treason Set of essays authored by Lysander Spooner discussing natural law, the science of justice and the validity of the United States Constitution
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
Upd     Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
Upd     Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
Upd     Lord Acton on Liberty and Government
Lamenting that most people only know Lord Acton's most famous quote, lists many of his other memorable writings on liberty, government and related subjects
Upd     Misguided Democracy
Review of Attention Deficit Democracy (2006) by James Bovard
Upd     Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
Upd     Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Morals and the Welfare State
Examines five moral principles by which the idea of the Welfare State (described in more detail in an appendix) can be judged; extension of talk given 13 June 1951; later published as "Morals and Liberty" (see The Freeman, Sep 1971)
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
16 Jun 2022
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
Lengthy biographical essay
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Epstein, Richard Professor of law at the University of Chicago
Upd   Writings Life of Liberty: Robert Nozick, R.I.P.
Memorial tribute, comparing Nozick to Hayek and discussing some of the arguments he made in Anarchy, State and Utopia
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Articles The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
Lengthy biographical essay
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
Lengthy biographical essay
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Life of Liberty: Robert Nozick, R.I.P.
Memorial tribute, comparing Nozick to Hayek and discussing some of the arguments he made in Anarchy, State and Utopia
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Videos Subversion for Fun and Profit: An Evening with Karl Hess and Robert Anton Wilson
Wilson and Hess at the Libertarian Party national convention, fielding questions from the audience on numerous topics
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
Upd   Videos Subversion for Fun and Profit: An Evening with Karl Hess and Robert Anton Wilson
Wilson and Hess at the Libertarian Party national convention, fielding questions from the audience on numerous topics
 
Topic:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Upd   Articles Life of Liberty: Robert Nozick, R.I.P.
Memorial tribute, comparing Nozick to Hayek and discussing some of the arguments he made in Anarchy, State and Utopia
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles Life of Liberty: Robert Nozick, R.I.P.
Memorial tribute, comparing Nozick to Hayek and discussing some of the arguments he made in Anarchy, State and Utopia
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Life of Liberty: Robert Nozick, R.I.P.
Memorial tribute, comparing Nozick to Hayek and discussing some of the arguments he made in Anarchy, State and Utopia
Upd     The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
Lengthy biographical essay
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
Upd     Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The life and times of Murray N. Rothbard
Lengthy biographical essay
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Anton Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Upd   Videos Subversion for Fun and Profit: An Evening with Karl Hess and Robert Anton Wilson
Wilson and Hess at the Libertarian Party national convention, fielding questions from the audience on numerous topics
 
15 Jun 2022
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Declaration of Independence, United States The document that formed the United States of America
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
Upd     Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  New Hampshire Motto: Live Free or Die - ratified Constitution 21 Jun 1788
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  On the Waterfront 1954 movie, in which a young dock worker takes on the Mob-connected boss
Upd   Videos On the Waterfront - Trailer
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
Upd   Writings Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
14 Jun 2022
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Boettke, Peter Professor of economics at George Mason University and editor of Review of Austrian Economics
Upd   Writings James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
Upd     Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 science-fiction movie about alien "pods" taking over individuals in a small town
Upd   Videos Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Trailer
 
Topic:  Knight, Frank 20th century American economist of the Chicago School
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Videos "I Want My Bailout Money" - Mike Adams - Video Mashup
Hip hop satire song about Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury policies
 
Topic:  Narveson, Jan Professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and author of The Libertarian Idea
Upd   Articles Jan Narveson - Libertarian
Biographical profile, photograph and quote; part of the Advocates for Self-Government "Libertarian Celebrities" profiles
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles James M. Buchanan and the Rebirth of Political Economy
Examines Buchanan's contributions in bursting the "romantic vision of political science," advancing subjectivism as a challenge to modern economics formalism and re-integrating moral philosophy into economics
Upd     Jan Narveson - Libertarian
Biographical profile, photograph and quote; part of the Advocates for Self-Government "Libertarian Celebrities" profiles
Upd     Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
13 Jun 2022
Topic:  Ayau, Manuel Founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
Upd   Writings The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Fahrenheit 451 1966 movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel depicting a society where books have been outlawed
Upd   Videos Fahrenheit 451 1966 Trailer | Oskar Werner
 
Topic:  Farewell My Concubine 1993 Chinese film recounting the life of two Beijing Opera performers
Upd   Videos 1993 Farewell My Concubine - Official Trailer 1 Touchstone Pictures
Touchstone Home Video trailer, narrated, with list of awards and reviewers' comments
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles The 1977 Libertarian Party National Convention
Recounts the main events of the convention, highlighting several of the speakers and their messages
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Civil Society
Reflects on Benjamin Constant's lecture "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns" on what liberty meant to the ancient Greeks vs. the 19th century Europeans and Americans and about the 20th century reversion to statism
Upd     The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
10 Jun 2022
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Interviews Transcript of Tom Selleck and Rosie O'Donnell's NRA Discussion
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
Upd     If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Democratic Party United States
Upd   Articles Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
 
Topic:  Doctor Zhivago 1965 Oscar-winning movie about life around the time of the 1917 Russian Revolution
Upd   Videos Doctor Zhivago - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Articles Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles I Can't Help That I'm a Libertarian
Explains why libertarians hold the beliefs they do, in contrast to political conventional wisdom, and why they cannot be silent about them
 
Topic:  Logic The science that studies the principles of valid reasoning and argument
Upd   Articles I Can't Help That I'm a Libertarian
Explains why libertarians hold the beliefs they do, in contrast to political conventional wisdom, and why they cannot be silent about them
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings I Can't Help That I'm a Libertarian
Explains why libertarians hold the beliefs they do, in contrast to political conventional wisdom, and why they cannot be silent about them
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Videos Doctor Zhivago - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Shaffer, Butler Professor of law at Southwestern University
Upd   Writings Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
Upd     If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Star Wars 1977 science fiction movie, known as "Episode IV: A New Hope", first release of the series
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Impeach the American People!
Comments on proposals to impeach (or otherwise bring to justice) George W. Bush and others in his administration, countering that most Americans didn't do their part under the alleged "social contract"
Upd     If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
Upd     I Can't Help That I'm a Libertarian
Explains why libertarians hold the beliefs they do, in contrast to political conventional wisdom, and why they cannot be silent about them
Upd     How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Idea of a Private Law Society
Discusses the problem of social order, i.e., rules to regulate the use of "everything scarce so that all possible conflicts can be ruled out"
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles I Can't Help That I'm a Libertarian
Explains why libertarians hold the beliefs they do, in contrast to political conventional wisdom, and why they cannot be silent about them
Upd     How Star Wars Can Lead America Off the Dark Path
Examines the first two Star Wars trilogies, drawing parallels to 20th and 21st century U.S. and world history, and draws lessons from the films that could help the United States from "giving in to the dark side"
 
9 Jun 2022
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles How Nationalism and Socialism Arose from the French Revolution
Examines how three crucial ideas (liberalism, nationalism and socialism) emerged around the same time (18th and 19th century) and how they depended on the rise of the modern people's state
 
Topic:  Z 1969 Costa-Gavras thriller about the inquiry into the murder of a politician advocating nuclear disarmament
Upd   Videos Z
40th anniversary trailer
 
8 Jun 2022
Topic:  Boom Town 1940 adventure film about two oil wildcatters
Upd   Videos Boom Town - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Writings Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
 
Topic:  Nonviolent Resistance Opposition to statist and authoritarian forces using protests, non-cooperation and other nonviolent methods
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  Resistance to Civil Government Essay by Thoreau, retitled posthumously as "Civil Disobedience", in which he argued that individuals have a duty to resist government-imposed injustice
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Upd     Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Henry Hazlitt: An Appreciation
Tribute to Hazlitt on his 91st birthday, reviews his career and works
Upd     Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 1
After some background and biographical material, describes the event (Thoreau's imprisonment) that led to writing "Civil Disobedience" and Thoreau's reaction to those who paid the tax on his behalf, his jailers, his neighbors and Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Topic:  Thoreau, Henry David Nineteenth-century American author, noted for the essay "Civil Disobedience"
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
Upd Topic:  Topics
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience," Part 3
Further examination of themes in "Civil Disobedience", including unjust laws, politicians and reformers, voting, when to resist the state and the influence on Gandhi
 
7 Jun 2022
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Casablanca 1942 Oscar-winning movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
Upd   Videos Casablanca - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
Topic:  Deregulation Elimination of laws and rules imposed on an industry
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
 
Topic:  Electric Power The production and distribution of electricity
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
 
New Topic:  Liberty Fund Educational foundation founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Articles Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
Topic:  Morocco Territory in northwest Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah
Upd   Videos Casablanca - Original Theatrical Trailer
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
Upd     Frédéric Bastiat: Two Hundred Years On
Extensive survey of Bastiat's life and writings
 
Upd Topic:  Stateless Society, Center for a Dedicated to building public awareness of, and support for, market anarchism
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1
Examines some of the reasons why so many believe that drug legalization is a bad idea and that the war on drugs should go on, pointing out that not even penitentaries, German concentration camps or police states are drug free
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
Upd     Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
Topic:  Stromberg, Joseph R. Historian, research fellow at The Independent Institute
Upd   Writings Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Gustave de Molinari on States and Defense
Examines Molinari's conception of states, including democracies, and their role in defense, as well as his proposal for agencies to provide defense against external aggressors
 
6 Jun 2022
Topic:  Arizona The Grand Canyon State
Upd   Articles Fighting Discrimination without the Government
Comments on an amendment to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), about discrimination by non-government individuals or groups
 
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles Fighting Discrimination without the Government
Comments on an amendment to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), about discrimination by non-government individuals or groups
 
Topic:  Braveheart 1995 movie that recounts the story of William Wallace
Upd   Videos Braveheart - Trailer
Includes AFI-nominated quote: "They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
 
Topic:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Fighting Discrimination without the Government
Comments on an amendment to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), about discrimination by non-government individuals or groups
 
Upd Topic:  Man versus the State, The Book authored by Herbert Spencer in which he argued that liberalism was transforming itself into a despotic movement, published in 1884
Upd   Books The Man Versus The State
Contents: The New Toryism - The Coming Slavery - The Sins of Legislators - The Great Political Superstition; electronic version of the 1992 Liberty Fund edition available at the Library of Economics and Liberty
Upd     The Man Versus the State: With Six Essays on Government, Society, and Freedom
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Morley, Felix 20th century American journalist, editor of the Washington Post and Human Events
Upd   Articles Felix Morley: The Journalist Philosopher
Biographical essay based on Morley's autobiography For the Record, contrasting the Brontë sisters with the Morley brothers (Christopher, Felix and Frank) but focusing on Felix
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Felix Morley: The Journalist Philosopher
Biographical essay based on Morley's autobiography For the Record, contrasting the Brontë sisters with the Morley brothers (Christopher, Felix and Frank) but focusing on Felix
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Frederic Bastiat, Ingenious Champion for Liberty and Peace
Biographical essay of Frédéric Bastiat, covering those who influenced him as well as those influenced by him, his writings (including correspondence with his friend Coudroy), his roles in the French Constituent and Legistative Assemblies and his legacy
 
Topic:  Scotland Territory in the north of the island of Great Britain, ruled since 1707 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom, the Pàrlamaid na h-Alba and the Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Upd   Videos Braveheart - Trailer
Includes AFI-nominated quote: "They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850): Between the French and Marginalist Revolutions
Biographical and bibliographical essay which also analyzes Bastiat's ideas in relation to the Austrian School
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Felix Morley: The Journalist Philosopher
Biographical essay based on Morley's autobiography For the Record, contrasting the Brontë sisters with the Morley brothers (Christopher, Felix and Frank) but focusing on Felix
Upd     Fighting Discrimination without the Government
Comments on an amendment to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), about discrimination by non-government individuals or groups
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach
Topics discussed include Austrian economics, the Mises Institute, the people who inspired Riggenbach, alternate career paths, hobbies, his book Why American History is Not What They Say and revisionist history
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Felix Morley: The Journalist Philosopher
Biographical essay based on Morley's autobiography For the Record, contrasting the Brontë sisters with the Morley brothers (Christopher, Felix and Frank) but focusing on Felix